Reasons to Believe

Solar System Design

  • TNRTB Classic: Exoplanet Studies

    Despite the probable existence of billions of planets in the Milky Way Galaxy, evidence continues to demonstrate that Earth may be alone in manifesting all the attributes for sustaining advanced life. … more

  • Chaos versus Order in Planetary Systems

    For the first time, new computer simulation studies reveal what makes our solar system so special and why, despite the probable existence of billions of planets in the Milky Way Galaxy, Earth may be … more

  • Scientific Fusion

    My husband and I love watching Iron Chef America, the Food Network show where top-notch chefs go toe-to-toe in an hour-long culinary battle. It’s particularly fascinating to watch the … more

  • Sunspot Cycle and Human Health

    For thousands of years, medical practitioners have speculated that human maladies might be correlated with environmental cycles. For example, certain times of the night and certain phases of the moon … more

  • Resolving Faint Sun Paradoxes, Part 3

    In part 1 of this series, I defined the faint young Sun paradox and described how, in the 1970s and 1980s, astronomers and physicists concluded that volcanic gas emissions pumped enough extra carbon … more

  • Resolving Faint Sun Paradoxes, Part 2

    First articulated in the early 1970s, the faint Sun paradox (also known as the faint young Sun paradox) reveals that the Sun today is about 30 percent brighter than it was when life originated on … more

  • Resolving Faint Sun Paradoxes, Part 1

    In science, resolving a paradox almost always results in a much deeper understanding of the record of nature and often produces additional evidence for supernatural design. New and developing … more

  • Jupiter Migration Limits Mars’ Mass

    “Drawing the short stick.” Playing “One of these things is not like the others”. Getting “black-balled.” Each of these concepts or games hinges on something unusual … more

  • Plate Tectonics Design

    The phrase “a hard nut to crack” aptly describes coconuts, Brazil nuts, and spies trained to resist interrogation. A new research study by Yale University geophysicist Jun Korenaga … more

  • Fine-Tuning For Life In The Universe (DEC 2004)

    © 2004 Reasons To Believe

    For physical life to be possible in the universe, several characteristics must take on specific values, and these are listed below.1 In the case of several of these … more